Skip to main content

jQuery – A Simpler and Better JavaScript Solution

An Introduction to jQuery

jQuery is a form of JavaScript which makes it simpler for designers to modify HTML events, animations and other interactions that may be present on a web page. These can be done by the addition or subtraction of style sheet handlers. The relevant handlers are HTML classes or IDS and they are specified in style sheets to inform the browser of the positioning and style of HTML elements on a web page.

With the help of jQuery, web site designing firms can edit these handlers to documents on specified events very easily. These specified events can be any action such as hovering the cursor on a link, etc.

jQuery is also particularly useful in simplifying the AJAX applications. AJAX applications are client related web development techniques which are used to create interaction based web applications. AJAX too utilizes HTML and CSS to modify the style and layout of the website through the user’s inputs.

What Makes jQuery Work

The biggest advantage of using jQuery is that unlike other JavaScript libraries and interactive applications, it does not shield the web site’s content from search engine spiders. Flash and other application end up shielding a lot of content in a website if the JavaScript of the web page is not enabled.

These applications are improving with time at being recognized by search engines but they do not match jQuery’s functionality. jQuerys brevity and cleanliness in code also makes it a lot easier to download than say, downloading a Flash based web page.

The Advantages of jQuery:

  1. It is almost five times lighter than regular JavaScript code. Thus it is the library with the least amount of vestigial code. A leaner development means smaller sized files with lesser load times.

  2. It is replete with plug-ins and thus, many elements can be added which increase the appeal of the webpage. The large and interactive jQuery community also provides solutions for bug fixes and loose coding.

  3. Website designing firms can implement jQuery easier than they can other applications.


  4. There is also detailed information and examples given for using the library on a web site.

  5. It is the most popular JavaScript library and works well with all browsers

  6. It is free and open sourced and is simple and powerful enough to design dynamic websites.

  7. Despite JavaScript being turned off in a browser, web page elements will still show up.

  8. AJAX is made more lucid.

  9. Commands can be linked in order to have flow within a website.

  10. Animation applications which are built in can be used as commands.

  11. Reduces the number of keystrokes thereby making user experience better.

  12. jQuery performs Flash’s functions in a more SEO friendly manner.

Understanding jQuery

jQuery is used by JavaScript to locate a specified HTML element. A tag within a page would have a certain style sheet which could be animated to scroll slowly. This would be useful for adding a news ticker application to the web page.

It is also helpful in finding HTML elements held within a specific CSS ID class and other sub-elements can also be obtained. The elements can then be reset to create another specific CSS class. This can result in alternate styles which can be useful for table presentations, where the background color of each column is alternated between.

A few jQuery effects and animations

Whenever the user interacts or performs an action on a certain HTML element, then jQuery is called upon to and its effects and animations are put to use. This action is anything such as a mouse click or hovering over an element or other such functions. jQuery can scroll, fade in, fade out, fade to, zoom or draw close. It can also show or remove a toggle or slide up or down or between toggles. There are also animations for stop and to queue while a whole different set of effects for loading, resizing, scrolling and dragging.

Guest Author Bio:

Malcolm Paine is a web developer who has been working with HTML and JavaScript for the past fifteen years. Being a recognized expert, Malcolm has worked closely with many top website designing firms and has helped them optimize their sites for better user experiences.

It is a guest article by Malcolm Paine about JQuery. To write guest posts for us, please visit the link below.
Guest Post Guidelines

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

List Of Common Flowers in Kerala With Pictures

Kerala is one of the famous tourist spot situated on the south of India famous for its numerous wild life and thick vegetation. Like the Himalayan ranges on the north of India,

About Web Offset Printing and Its Advantages

The sheer lion's share of business printing for inventories, magazines or books is on an offset printing press. There are numerous motivations to use web offset printing versus sheet encouraged and here are some for your thought as the advantages are numerous:

5 Misconceptions About Cloud Storage Services

Welcome to the cloud! Cloud computing has become a hot topic in IT circles in recent years. Cloud computing is all about keeping your information, data and files on a secure server in a central location, giving you access from a variety of devices.

How to Become an Insurance Broker: Tips & Resources

The insurance niche offers a wide range of opportunities for people who are looking for a dynamic and challenging career. It’s also a wonderful chance to start building your own business and work on your own terms.


Still, before becoming a broker, one needs to follow a specific set of short-term courses and gain experience in working with both insurance companies and customers. There’s also a series of tests to prove you have the necessary knowledge to work in this business.


So, if you are interested in starting a business in the insurance niche, below are some of the most important steps to follow and things you need to know.


Broker vs. Agent
People who are not savvy in this domain don’t exactly differentiate between agent and broker. Still, as someone who is interested in building a career in the world of insurance, it’s important to know which path you want to take.


As such, an agent works and represents only one insurance company and can become an expert on the products they of…

The Dangers of Kids Online

There are many news articles out there that talk about children and the internet. You hear horror stories all the time. But what makes the

Building Blocks for Virtual Businesses : Key technological systems you must have to succeed in the remote business world

This is a guest post by Ripley Daniels about "Key technological systems you must have to succeed in the remote business world.

Whenever I tell friends I had a tough day at the office, they laugh at me. That's because they know I don't really have an office. I work very hard but I work for a company that is completely remote. Only a few of my co-workers ever go into an office at all and when they do, it's only for short periods of time. Our "office" is a virtual one. To us, the traditional office workplace is a thing of the past, alongside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the slide rule, and telephones where you stick your finger in a hole and turn a dial.
Unfortunately, none of this prevents me from having tough days. I still have them. But the reasons have nothing to do with the fact that my co-workers and I don't have a brick and mortar edifice that we can use to plan, strategize, hold our meetings, make presentations, discuss sensitive business topics, build relatio…

Archive

Show more